For my precious followers :) On this significant date (see previous post) I have just completed a first draft of sorts. It stands at 208 pages, a number that is likely to fluctuate over the weeks to come, when I begin the long and arduous task of editing. My novel writing has only really picked up over the last few days, having been caught by writer's block for almost two months. Amazingly, I have completed the first draft three months ahead of schedule. Obviously, it still has a long way to go.
There are a few people who have recently left me encouraging comments (you know who you are), and I would just like to take the opportunity to say thank you :) It means an awful lot to me when people take an interest in my writing and believe in me. Publishing a novel is one of my biggest dreams, and by completing a first draft, I have entered into the next stage, which could be the most frustrating!
It's only really in the last year that I've started to believe I might have the potential to be a writer. I don't want to get too ahead of myself in my elation, as I'm still uncertain whether this particular project will lead me all the way to my dream, or simply close enough to brush my finger tips against it. Either way, I have come further than I have ever been before, and I can't help but feel excited!
Anyway, I just thought an update might be appreciated. And also, I'm so excited, I just had to share the news! :)